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To agree as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 7 August 2020.
The minutes of the meeting held on 7 August 2020 were agreed as a correct record.
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Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda, in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.
The Managing Director of Allerdale Waste Services presented to the Committee the second quarterly progress report of the company for the period July - September 2020.
The Committee noted a comparison of the amount of tonnage of waste and recycling that was collected against the same quarter in the previous year. There was a marginal increase for refuse, paper and card and a significant increase in co-mingles recycling for bulky waste which was thought was due to more people being at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, and for garden waste which was due to the cessation of the service during the first quarter and then starting back in July.
During the quarter trials had taken place on using screens in the cabs to try and assist with Covid-19 transmission however, concerns were raised from the crew around health and safety and visibility therefore it was decided not to proceed. The importance of the Safe Working Practices are actively encouraged and are adhered to in terms of Covid-19.
The Managing Director highlighted the main health and safety activities that are undertaken, outside of Covid, which included random gate inspections of the vehicles, random crew investigations, seatbelt checks and it was encouraged that all near misses be reported for lessons learned. The external consultant Genesis are also used to carry out spot checks and audits in the workshop and in the office.
The Chair then moved -
That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for agenda item 4 ‘Management Accounts’ on the grounds that it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of part 1 of Schedule 12 a of the Act.
The members considered the Management Accounts for the period 19 November 2019 to 30 September 2020.